Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Brenta Black Italic

A gift from a friend, the wooden board used two create this was composting for about 3 years. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

D.L. Mathews & Co.

 Spotted during an 8-mile run just off of Carolean Industrial Drive, State College PA

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bullock Swing & Chair Manufacturing Co.

I noticed this ampersand on a small brass tag tacked to a wooden swing at my in-laws.
The swing, is at least from the early 1960s, once belonged to my mother. I spent many a mild summer afternoon escaping reality by reading on the swing on our front porch on North Walnut Street, Lewistown. Photo by Terri Lukens-Gable.

A quick search online turned this up:
Keystone Gazette December 18, 1903, page 8
“The Bullock Swing & Chair Manufacturing Co., of Milesburg, of which Ralph Spigelmyer of Bellefonte, is the business manager, will have a large display at the World's Fair at St. Louis next summer. The expenses will run $2,000 to $2,500.  The booth alone cost $1,000. It comes high but we must have it.”

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dumpster Ampersand

Stenciled ampersand discovered recently in NYC

Monday, May 12, 2014